The occurrence of Ixodes eldaricus (Dzhaparidze, 1950) (Acarina, Ixodidae) in Israel
1995 - Volume: 36 Issue: 3 pages: 191-193
Ixodes eldaricus is reported from the western foothills of Judea. A total of 53 larvae, 26 nymphs and 5 adult ticks were collected in the field by dragging and flagging, mainly on the northern and western slopes. Thirty-two larvae were collected from two species of rodents - Acomys cahirinus and Mus musculus. A. cahirinus is a new host record for I. eldaricus. The ticks appeared in the field and on the mammals only during the winter-spring months (November-April). All three stages were found in the same season and no cases of tick paralysis were recorded in local livestock.
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